BLOODBATH: Boko Haram Attack Village, Over 40 Dead?
In yet another reprisal attack by insurgents, no fewer than 44 people were late Tuesday night slaughtered at Dumba village on the outskirts of Baga town, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Sources told our reporter today, Friday that about 50 gunmen stormed the village, which is few kilometers away from Baga and slaughtered 44 people.
Many people were also reported to have been injured in the attack.
It was gathered that the gunmen also set fire on some houses in the village.
Baga, which is about 157 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the state capital, has remained an epicenter of terrorist attacks.
Our correspondent gathered that rescue workers have been mobilized to the area from Maiduguri with the aim of providing medical services to the surviving victims.
The assailants were said to have removed the two eyes of some of the victims while some had their body decapitated.
A rescue worker told Journalists in Maiduguri that the village came under attack late Tuesday when some unknown gunmen stormed the settlement and killed many people while they were fast asleep.
“As I am speaking to you now, Red Cross officials and the San Medicine Frontier are attending to the injured victims”, a rescue worker with a federal government agency who does not want to be named said.
According to him, the village has been deserted and the people are now taking refuge at the Baga Central Primary School.
A source with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, who confirmed the incident to our reporter said the agency has mobilized personnel to the area to access the situation and render humanitarian assistance to the injured victims and those who were psychologically traumatized in the attack.
According to him, the agency will on Saturday set up camp at the Baga Central Primary School for the displaced victims.
The spokesman of the Joint Task Force could not be reached for comment on the attack on Dumba village.
It would be recalled that since the Boko Haram insurgents were dislodged in Maiduguri, attacks in local government areas and villages have been on the increase.
Early this month, 43 people were killed in Konduga Council Area when they were coming from the early morning prayers from mosques in the area.